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  • Doherty drives into the postseason with shutout victory

    Justice Littrell - the Bus, as he's known at Doherty - racked up 110 of his 148 rushing yards in a 69-second span before halftime and helped the Spartans drive into playoffs with a 44-0 victory over Douglas County that all but locked up a single-digit seed. Littrell scored from 31 yards with 1 minute, 11 seconds remaining in the second...

  • Cheyenne Mountain forfeits remainder of football season

    When the football season began for Cheyenne Mountain, the roster had 41 names on it. Earlier this week, athletic director Kris Roberts and coach Willie Roberts were staring at an updated roster that contained only 12 names. They had no choice but to forfeit their last two games of the season, starting with Friday night's schedule game against...

  • Video roundup: Friday's high school football action

    Here's a roundup of Friday's high school football action, many of which include a highlight video from our news partners at KKTV.

  • St. Mary's WR Kyle Gaines overcomes devastating injury to return to gridiron

    Kyle Gaines was talking to Kevin Gaines, offensive coordinator on the field and dad off the field. Kyle expressed his frustration at dropping a ball on a corner route during a game early this season. Then he gave his dad a different viewpoint. "He said, 'I was really mad at myself. Then I realized that I'm here, I'm here,'" Kevin Gaines said....

  • AP prep football rankings

    This week's Associated Press high school football rankings

  • This week's Gazette prep rankings

    This week's Gazette Preps high school sports rankings Football Team Record Last Week 5A 1. Fountain-Fort Carson 6-1 No. 2 2. Doherty 6-1 No. 1 3. Palmer 2-5 No. 3 4A 1. Pine Creek 7-0 No. 1 2. Vista Ridge 5-2 No. 3 3. Falcon 4-3 NR 3A 1. Discovery Canyon 7-0 No. 1 2. Cañon City 5-2 No. 2 3. Lewis-Palmer 3-4 NR 2A...

  • Fountain-Fort Carson rewarded for playing to win in 4th overtime

    When Fountain-Fort Carson coach Mitch Johnson called for the Trojans to go for the 2-point conversion in the fourth overtime, one thing ran through running back Drue Harris' mind. "I thought finally, finally we're going to end this," Harris said. "I loved it, win or go home." The Trojans did both - they won and they headed home with a...

  • Video roundup: Friday's high school football action

      A game-by-game look at Friday's high school football action with video highlights from 10 of the games from our news partners at KKTV. Be sure to check out the "surprise visitor" video from the Fountain-Fort Carson-Doherty game - it's well worth it!   Fountain-Fort Carson 43, Doherty 42 Video At Garry Berry Stadium: When...

  • 3 prep football games to watch this weekend in the Pikes Peak region

    Here are the top football games scheduled this weekend in the Colorado Springs area: Fountain-Fort Carson (5-1, 2-0) vs. Doherty (6-0, 2-0) When: Friday, 7 p.m. Where: Garry Berry Stadium What to know: This is the big one. It's been a long time since we've had a 5A clash of this magnitude between two area teams. Fountain-Fort Carson is...

  • Doherty and running back Tequan Baker have huge game vs. Fountain-Fort Carson on Friday

    Doherty's resurgence in football has been swift, but it's not yet complete. The Spartans are out to a 6-0 start - 2-0 in 5A Continental South play - and have one the biggest games in the program's recent history coming Friday at Garry Berry Stadium against Fountain-Fort Carson (5-1, 2-0). "We all know this is a big game," Doherty first-year...

  • Widefield captures Trophy Ball with 27-13 victory over rival Mesa Ridge

    Widefield's Anthony Wentzel did a little bit of everything on Saturday afternoon. The senior ran, caught, kicked, punted and tackled to help his team to a 27-13 win over rival Mesa Ridge. The Gladiators (5-1, 1-0 4A Foothills) came away with the coveted "Trophy Ball" which goes to the winner each year. For Wentzel and the rest of the...

  • Coronado falls to division rival Pueblo Centennial in close football game

    Coronado's final chance to win the game came with less than two seconds left as the players prepared for one more shot at the end zone, standing at their 32-yard line. The raucous crowd of students and parents rose to its feet to encourage the Cougars to pull off the improbable. As quarterback Devon Baker scrambled to find a place to throw...

  • Video roundup: Friday's high school football action

    A look at Friday's high school football action with video clips from many of the games.

  • Canon City quarterback helps ruin Lewis-Palmer's homecoming

    Luke Nethercot announced his presence in a big way Friday night, and in the process ruined Lewis-Palmer's homecoming. The Cañon City sophomore quarterback threw for 481 yards and six touchdowns in a 45-33 road win for his Tigers (4-2, 1-0 3A Southern) over the Rangers (2-4, 0-1). "Although he's only a sophomore, Luke can make reads and...

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